UEFA has unveiled the squad for the 2020-2021 Champions League season. And among the 23 players chosen by the European body, there is only one African player. It is Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, who has had an exceptional season in goal for Chelsea.
However, there is the absence of Algerian Ryad Mahrez, a finalist with Manchester City and decisive in the quarter-finals against Dortmund and in the semi-final against PSG. UEFA preferred Lionel Messi, who was eliminated in the last eight by PSG. However, Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo was not included in the list.
UEFA's best squad for the 2020-2021 season
Goalkeepers (3): Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Ederson (Manchester City), Edouard Mendy (Chelsea).
Defenders (6): Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Ruben Dias (Manchester City), Marquinhos (Paris SG), Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), David Alaba (Bayern Munich)
Midfielders (8): Jorginho (Chelsea), Jason Mount (Chelsea), N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Sergio Oliveira (Porto), Phil Foden (Manchester City)
Forwards (6): Erling Håland (Dortmund), Kylian Mbappé (Paris SG), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Neymar (Paris SG), Lionel Messi (Barcelona).